CoderDojo: Learning about computer programing

Are you a student with an interest in learning programing?  Check out the local non-profit group called CoderDojo that organizes free “coding clubs” for young people.

Here’s from its site:

“At a CoderDojo, young people learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more. Dojos are set up, run by and taught at by volunteers. Dojos organise tours of technology companies, bring in guest speakers to talk about their career and what they do, and organise events. In addition to learning to code, members meet like minded people, show off what they’ve been working on and so on…”

This world-wide group was started by a student from Cork, Ireland, James Whelton. Later he teamed up with Bill Liao, a entrepreneur and philanthropist.

The local San Francisco group meets in South Market area every other Saturday from 12 PM to 2 PM. Just a heads up: You must bring a bag lunch, a laptop and your parent, if you’re under 13 years old.

CoderDojo has just one rule: “Above All: Be Cool“, bullying, lying, wasting people’s time and so on is uncool.

More info: http://zen.coderdojo.com/dojo/25

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